Monday, 18 June 2007

Preliminary sketch for my next Acrylic project

Today, I spent some time drawing up a rough sketch in coloured pencil for my next acrylic project which I plan to paint on 24" x 24" gallery wrapped canvas. I will make a few changes to the leaves as I'm not happy with their positions but, for the most part, this will be it! I LOVE Frangipanis! They have a beautiful perfume and, as a child, I remember making frangipani necklaces.....what girl hasn't?! lol The reference for this drawing came from various pics taken of the one and only frangipani tree I own and, thankfully, it is in a pot so it will be able to come with us when we move. YES! This drawing is done in shades of pink because the final painting is to be a birthday gift for someone special and pink is their favourite colour.
Coloured Pencil Sketch - A4 sketchbook - © Serena Lewis

13 comments:

  1. This will be a stunning painting. Great composition and color. I can't wait to see the painting...will you post it in stages?

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  2. Thank you, stapeliad! Not sure that I will be able to post the painting in stages or until after it has been gifted as I fear the recipient may view my blog in the meantime. I know I took a risk posting the pre-lim drawing but I figured the finished acrylic piece will hopefully turn out better than my pencil drawing. :)

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  3. Your artwork is so good, Serena! I also love to paint things from nature. Birds mostly as I have no talent with flowers. You did a really good job on the frangipani blossoms! Also, is that Kookaburra a painting?? It is so good it looks like a photograph! Will enjoy watching for more of your nature artwork! Joyce

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  4. this girl... hasn't made a frangipani necklace i mean. (they dont grown here! growing up where i did - we made necklaces out of clover i'm afraid) And am I ever jealous - your sketch it beautiful. and its only a sketch!
    what a lucky friend

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  5. Thank you, Joyce! Yes, the Kookaburra is an acrylic painting I did last year. Thanks for the lovely compliment on it. It's great to find another nature lover! :)

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  6. Thank you, Tracy! At least you still did the girl thing and made necklaces out of what was available to you....still a lot of fun, no doubt, not to mention nice memories. :)

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  7. Serena, when I first opened your Blog to read your latest entry, my first impression was that I was looking at a silk scarf. Wouldn't this drawing make a lovely scarf, though??! I love the colours, even the pink background. This will be a fabulous present! Lucky friend is right!!

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  8. OH Bonny, I totally agree, the design would look lovely on a silk scarf. Thanks for your nice comment. :)

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  9. This is just beautiful. The flower petals look so 3-D. :)

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  10. Serena I love the way you have the flower emerging from the inner frame. Beautiful.

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  11. This is going to be just beautiful!As a prelim sketch, it already is!I love frangipani's too....makes me remember my mother and my childhood.
    Looking forward to seeing the painting.
    Ronell

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  12. Thank you both for your lovely comments ~ :)

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